This text discusses some rather controversial topics. Currently, there are
laws in most places of the world that make it illegal to use certain drugs
for recreational purposes. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the
medical nature of the drugs in question has nothing to do with their legal
status (otherwise, alcohol would be illegal and we’d all be smoking dope).
In particular, a lot of people are making a lot of money from the illegal
drug trade. The distributors, manufacturers, and sellers of illegal drugs
are among them, of course. So are the law enforcement agencies and
politicians, and the manufacturers and distributors of legal drugs like
nicotine and alcohol. In the past few years, many scientists, physicians,
journalists, and others have suggested legalization as a way to reduce the
harm associated with the drug trade.

It is not my desire to address this topic in depth here. What is important
is that, in response to these suggestions, the proponents of the War on
Drugs (and its equivalents elsewhere) have become increasingly aggressive.
One of their goals is to prevent the dissemination of information about
recreational drugs (unless it’s their own propaganda). As such, anyone even
discussing drug use is walking on thin ice, and once you go about telling
people how to do it, the ice becomes a lot thinner.

I have no intention of being thrown into prison so that they are forced to
release rapists, murderers, and child molesters in order to make room for
me. I’m not planning to become a martyr any time soon; I’d much prefer for
the Drug Peace to come without violence (legal or physical). However, I
feel it is important to provide true information about drugs. J. S. Mill
argued very eloquently that if an idea is true, then it can only become
stronger when it is confronted with falsehood; to prevent debate in the
hope of protecting the “truth” only leads to lies. I agree entirely, and
quite frankly I think anyone even thinking of getting into politics should
be familiar with (and hopefully agree with) Mill and his arguments. Honest
and open discussion of drugs can only lead to better policy and less harm.

In any case, like so many others, I am walking on somewhat thin ice here,
and must take certain steps to protect myself. Thus the following rather
verbose disclaimer, which may or may not be worth anything in an actual
court of law:

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Specifically, I hereby advise everyone not to ingest, inject, smoke, snort,
shove up your ass, or otherwise administer any legal or illegal drug
(except for legal drugs under order of a physician), or to engage in the
manufacture, distribution, synthesis, analysis, or other processing of any
legal or illegal drug, regardless of anything you may see in the
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